2014 KMAM-HOF LIVING LEGEND INDUCTEEJi Han JaeDojuNim Ji began his martial art training in 1949, with the legendary Choi Yong-Sul. His training mainly consisted of the joint locks, throws, sword techniques, and low kicks, commonly found in the arts of Yawara and Daito-Ryu Aiki Jiu Jitsu He continued his training with Choi Yong-Sul until moving to Seoul in 1957. At age 18, he began training with a man he called “Taoist Lee” DosaNim, a man who had treated his family members with herbal medicine and this training involved the use of traditional weapons, such as the short staff and long staff, as well as a complete kicking array similar to that of Taekkeyon. This training was a perfect companion to the training he had done earlier with Grandmaster Choi. DojuNim Ji was born in 1936, in Andong, South Korea, and he lived there until his parents moved to Sun Yang in China, a year or so later. He attended school there until his family moved back to Andong, once the Japanese occupation had ended. Beside his martial art training with the Masters mentioned above in the lineage section, he also trained extensively in the mental and spiritual aspects of the arts with a woman he fondly calls “Grandma”. During this time there was a strong movement in Korea to rid their culture of the Japanese influence it had endured for many years, with martial arts being no exception. A classmate of DojuNim, Suh Su-Bok, suggested to change the name of their art to Yu Kwan Sool and in 1957, the name Hap Ki Do was first used by DojuNim, thus Dae Han Hap Ki Do Hwe was born.One of the greatest achievements of DojuNim Ji was his tremendous work on behalf of Hap Ki Do in general, and more specifically, for Sin Moo Hap Ki Do. In fact, due to DojuNim Ji’s efforts, it is considered one of the main reasons for the spread of Hap Ki Do around the globe. To this very day, at a time in his life when most others sit back and relax, he can still be found on mats around the world. In his work to share his art, he is assisted by a strong team of exceptional Grandmasters, such as: Ken MacKenzie (USA Director), Juerg Ziegler (European Director), and Geoff Booth (Australian Director), as well as Grandmasters, John Godwin and Scott Yates.DojuNim Ji, one of the true Korean Martial Arts Icons still alive, helped to spread the art through a number of movies, like the epic Game of Death with Bruce Lee, not to mention, Hap Ki Do and Bruce Lee and I.